Certificates in Clinical & Translational Science

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The Clinical & Translational Sciences Program offers two distinct certificate programs. One program is a traditional classroom-based program; the second is an online program.  The Clinical and Translational Science Programs are offered as a collaboration between Sackler School of Graduate and the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Traditional Program

The traditional program is designed to provide a basic foundation in clinical research for individuals already trained in the medical sciences, most commonly fully-trained physicians. Others with similar backgrounds (e.g., DDS, DVM or PharmD) or advanced biomedical or clinical degrees may also be considered. The Program specifically targets junior faculty of Tufts-affiliated hospitals, as well as fellows in training, or mid-career clinicians who are considering a career change and want to strengthen their clinical research skills.This program features much of the same course work as the MS program and is compatible with a part-time commitment of one academic year of study.

Online Program

The online program is a blended learning online-only program that is taken in a one year sequence and covers basic material in biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical care research. Note that these online courses do not transfer to any other CTS program at Tufts.


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The Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute attacks problems in health-related research.
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Sackler is committed to training both men and women for fulfilling careers; about 60% of our students are women.

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The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.

Apply for 2017 Admission


The priority application deadline for the CTS program is May 1, 2017.